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Wed, 04/21/2021 —  Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of three counts of murder and manslaughter April 20 in the death of George Floyd. The widely anticipated verdict was reached just under a year after Floyd died after being pinned...

Wed, 04/21/2021 — From across the country, college and university presidents of Campus Compact member institutions have nominated promising student leaders as Newman Civic Fellows. Through service, research and advocacy, these fellows have demonstrated an...

Wed, 04/21/2021 — New research from the University of Kansas shows that some of the most creative adolescents may have had a sense that a global crisis was looming as far back as 2014. While students didn’t predict a pandemic and resulting economic and social...

Wed, 04/21/2021 — University of Kansas students Claire Dopp and Sarah Noga have been selected to participate in the 2021 Beckman Scholars Program. The KU Beckman Scholars Program is funded by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, which was established in 1977...

Tue, 04/20/2021 —  President Joe Biden has pledged to support union organizing, and the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the union-supported Protecting the Right to Organize Act. Yet, high-profile efforts to unionize Amazon warehouse workers have not...

Tue, 04/20/2021 — Firefighting is an inherently dangerous job. Firefighters must be well-trained for safe operations, but they also must be well-trained to deliver exceptional service to customers – those calling 911 and anyone in need of help.  On April 14...

Mon, 04/19/2021 — Audit firms and their clients should enjoy a friendly relationship. Just not too friendly. That’s why the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) requires such companies to rotate engagement partners every five years. But a new...

Mon, 04/19/2021 — LAWRENCE – The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that the guest for the 2021 Dole Lecture will be Jean-Arthur Régibeau, the ambassador of Belgium to the United States. This year’s lecture will take place at 7 p.m. May 5 on the institute’s YouTube channel. “Ambassador Régibeau is only the second seated ambassador to be a guest at the institute,” Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy said. “As the world begins to emerge from the COVID pandemic, he will bring a unique perspective on what lies ahead for U.S. and European relations.” Régibeau presented his credentials to the U.S. in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 17, 2020, and took up his

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Mon, 04/19/2021 — A virtual event hosted by the Spencer Museum of Art at 4 p.m. April 26 will present internationally acclaimed artist Janine Antoni in conversation with other researchers about how to better understand and connect to our bodies through multiple...

Fri, 04/16/2021 — The University of Kansas School of Business hosted the inaugural KU Professional Selling Program/King’s Hawaiian Sales Competition virtually April 9-10. Students from KU as well as University of Central Missouri, University of Georgia,...

Fri, 04/16/2021 — The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences welcomes Joseph Cooper, associate professor and J. Keith Motley endowed chair of sport leadership and administration at the University of Massachusetts Boston, as...

Fri, 04/16/2021 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas, in partnership with Donnelly College, is hosting its annual Global Opportunities Expo (GOE). The two-day event is set for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 20 and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 21. The expo is designed for educators and students in grades 7-12 through college, but it is free and open to learners of all ages.   The Global Opportunities Expo, organized by KU's Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, seeks to engage with audiences about international education, study abroad experiences and navigating the array of international pathways in life beyond the college experience. Each year different panels, topics, themes and

Thu, 04/15/2021 — Four students at the University of Kansas are nominees for Udall Undergraduate Scholarships, which recognize students who demonstrate leadership, public service and commitment in the fields of tribal public policy, native health care or the...

Thu, 04/15/2021 — A double-bill performance featuring students from the University of Kansas School of Music voice and orchestra programs will explore themes of identity, trauma and resilience through two contemporary operas. The virtual event is free to...

Thu, 04/15/2021 — A University of Kansas department will celebrate a half-century of research, outreach and activism that has made KU a leader in the field of African and African-American studies with a two-day conference and related events this month. The...

Thu, 04/15/2021 — How did the first humans migrate to populate North America? It’s one of the great scientific puzzles of our day, especially because forbidding glaciers covered most of Canada, Alaska and Pacific Northwest during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM)....

Thu, 04/15/2021 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas is creating a new position to promote the belonging of Native American KU students and build sustainable relationships that are mutually beneficial for the university, Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) and sovereign tribal nations in serving Native American initiatives.  Melissa Peterson (Diné) will fill the position and begin working in the role of director of tribal relations within University Academic Support Centers (UASC) on May 17. She has advocated for access to higher education and student support since arriving at KU in 2015.  This is believed to be the first time in the history of the university that there will

Wed, 04/14/2021 — After a brief hiatus, the Common Book program at the University of Kansas will relaunch in 2021-22 with new and exciting collaborations. First, KU and Haskell Indian Nations University will unite to explore the same book, Robin Wall Kimmerer’s...

Wed, 04/14/2021 — LAWRENCE – He doesn’t go there in the new book “Stravinsky in Context” (Cambridge University Press), but Alan Street is fine if you think of the artistic conflict between rival 20th-century classical music composers Igor Stravinsky and Arnold Schoenberg as akin to the Biggie-Tupac feud. No actual shots were fired by Stravinsky, Schoenberg or their crews, but tons of shade was thrown. And those were the days, let’s not forget, when aesthetic arguments could – and performances of works by both men did – cause riots. “Creative egos are large, and they tend to bounce off each other,” said Street, associate professor of music theory at the University of Kansas. “If we

Tue, 04/13/2021 — Teams from 35 universities across the country converged on the soggy fields of Rim Rock Farm last weekend to participate in a grueling military skills challenge known as the Ranger Buddy Competition, hosted by the University of Kansas...


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